Tuesday, August 27, 2019

REVIEW: Hush, Hush by Lucia Franco


“Welcome to the lifestyle of the rich and shameless.”

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I knew the rules:

  Never reveal my true identity.

Play the game, give the illusion.

Don’t get close to the clients.

  The dark and glamorous lifestyle of the rich and shameless open my eyes to a lavish world of sin and wealth, and a man I can’t have.

  A man I desperately want—James Riviera.

  We're treading a fine line as we live the ultimate double life until we make a startling discovery that tests both our loyalties.

  I only had to follow the rules, but rules are meant to be broken.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

REVIEW: Coming Up Roses by Staci Hart


“Be wild. Because life is lived in the moments you don’t see coming. Not in the comfort of predictability, but in the thrill of the unknown.”

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Everyone hates parts of their job.

  Maybe it’s the paperwork. Maybe it’s the day-to-day grind. Maybe it’s that client who never knows what they want, or the guy who always cooks fish in the microwave.

  But not me. I love every corner of the Longbourne Flower Shop, every flower, every petal, every stem. I love the greenhouse, and I love Mrs. Bennet, my boss. I love creating, and I love being a florist. I don’t hate anything at all.

  Except for Luke Bennet.

  The Bennet brothers have come home to help their mom save the flower shop, and Luke is at the helm. His smile tells a tale of lust, loose and easy. He moves with the grace of a predator, feral and wild. A thing unbridled, without rules or constraint.

  When he comes home to save Longbourne, I almost can’t be mad at him.

  Almost.

  He doesn’t remember that night I’ll never forget. That kiss, touched with whiskey and fire. It branded me like a red-hot iron. But it meant nothing to him.

  Everyone hates part of their job, and I hate Luke Bennet.

Because if I don’t, I’ll fall in love with him.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

REVIEW: Seven Shades of You by A.M. Johnson


“She was a silver lining, and I had no business wishing for such extravagant things.”

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Her world was color. Canvas and paint. Indie O’Connell lived inside her head. Her voices the muse. And as a freshman at St. Peter's College, all she wanted, was to create a name for herself with the brush in her hand.

  His world was over. Despite his humble upbringing, Kai Carter seemed to have it all. Captain of the swim team and a full scholarship. His golden boy status a mask he had to wear to keep his dream and his family afloat. All the pieces of his life dangled precariously from his fingertips.

  Forced to fight a battle he’d never signed up for, Kai’s loyalty turned out to be his undoing, and like a good captain, no matter what the cost, he’d gone down with the ship.

  They never planned for their worlds to collide.

He was her brother's best friend.

She was supposed to be invisible.

  Off limits.

  Being together, regardless of how much they wanted it, was a line they'd never cross. But when lives get messy, lines get blurred, and in love, nothing is ever black and white.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

REVIEW: Bad Influence by Charleigh Rose


“Love is dangerous, and I want nothing to do with it.”

Back of the book blurb:


Allie

When I moved to River’s Edge, dating was the last thing on my mind. 
I definitely didn’t expect to fall for him. 
Jesse Shepherd. 
Popular. Star athlete. Cocky as hell. 
You know the type.
But as time passed, I realized there was more lurking beneath that gorgeous exterior.
Secretive. Angry. A little bit broken.
The more I peeled back his layers, the deeper I fell. 
Until I slammed headfirst into his sea of lies.

Jess

I blew my shot. 
Pissed everything away—college, lacrosse, my future—only to end up right back where I started in River’s Edge. 
I was content to revel in my misery, spending my days drowning in a bottomless pit of booze and girls.
Until I saw her
Allison Parrish. 
Beautiful. Sarcastic. Perpetual bad attitude. 
The pretty little distraction from the shit show that was my life. 
But the sins of my past were closing in on me, and I learned the hard way that nothing gold can stay. 

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

REVIEW: On the Rocks by Kandi Steiner


“Everything was perfect, and if you asked any of my friends, they’d say I was the luckiest girl in Tennessee. So then why did it feel like I was drowning?”

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Noah Becker is nothing but trouble.

  That’s what Mama told me when I was a kid, kicking his pew in church and giggling at the games we’d play. It’s what the town said when his father died and the Becker brothers went wild.

  And it’s on repeat in my mind the day I walk into the whiskey distillery where he works to buy a wedding gift for my fiancé.

  He’s trouble.

Dirty, sweaty, rude trouble.

  No matter how many times I repeat it, I can’t escape Noah in our small Tennessee town. And the more I run into him, the more he infuriates me. Because he sees what no one else does.

  He sees me—the real me.

  The me I’m not sure I’m allowed to be.

  I’m Ruby Grace Barnett, the mayor’s daughter. Soon to be a politician’s wife, just like Mama and Daddy always wanted.  Soon to fulfill my family’s legacy, just like I always knew I would.

  Until the boy everyone warned me about makes me question everything, like whether the wedding I’m planning is one I even want.

  Everyone says Noah Becker is nothing but trouble.

  If only I had listened.

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